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Patch Tuesday one week later: update woes and out-of-band patch release

I’m writing this on “Aftermath Tuesday” – one week after this month’s huge slate of patches came down the pike from Microsoft. Reports of various problems with various patches have started to trickle in, and they range from annoying to crippling.

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What does USB stand for, Universal Security Breach?

Researchers have come up with new modes of attack and all the user has to do is plug in the USB device.

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US-CERT warns iOS users of Masque attack

Last week, researchers with California security company FireEye announced a new bug called Masque and released a video that demonstrates how an iPhone could be compromised through this new attack.

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In cyberspace, no one can hear your router scream

According to your bandwidth bills, a black hole is a region of the Internet from which cat videos, check-ins, and likes prevent anything, including productivity, from escaping. Let’s take a closer look at some of the black holes that threaten your users and data from cyberspace, and how you can protect your users from them.

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Have wireless, will travel

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the technological innovations that are making travel a little more pleasant.

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Why corporate security is needed beyond corporate walls

Laptops are a great target for malicious attackers and some really sophisticated methods are being used. Business laptops should be properly secured and that they are checked for vulnerabilities and missing patches regularly.

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November 2014 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft threw us a bit of a curve, releasing “only” 14 of the patches, with two – MS14-068 and MS14-075 – deferred with the label “Release date to be determined”.

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Antivirus is not a replacement for patch management software

While antivirus software is absolutely critical and has its proper place in your network, it’s no substitute for patch management software. Using both will help to bolster your defenses and is a good start towards that layered security approach.

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The 21 secrets of email signature bliss

Doing email signatures the right way can be a challenge for many companies, so here are some tips to help you with email signature etiquette and effectiveness.

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Microsoft’s monster update might mean it’s time to rethink your patching strategy

Microsoft is releasing sixteen security bulletins that will address numerous vulnerabilities – but of course that’s only the tip of the patching iceberg.

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